even my ‘no’s’ have roots
bring the stitch down. pupils elated, typical.
the boy takes & takes & sugar decayed blood comes out
of my bobbinet tulle. nectarine pulp drips down sly teeth.
I don’t smile back.
Lacey Trautwein is a writer living in KY with their cat, Stanley. They are the founder of Lemon Star Mag, and have work appearing in bad pony, millennial pink, five:2:one, and elsewhere. Find them online @lacey_trautwein